After much internal debate, and 17 years in a row, I have decided that the FMFBC benefit should be canceled this year due to multiple pandemic-related obstacles. My main concern is the welfare of the attendees and the performers, who could potentially be health compromised or in contact with people who are. I would feel awful if someone contracted the COVID-19 virus at my event. Since no poster or promo has occurred while waiting for details to resolve/be revealed and there is no real momentum to build on, all in all, I feel it’s too late in the game to really put forth the same dedicated effort with such short notice. Thank you for your continued support and, God willing, we will be back bigger and better in Oct. 2021!

– Ida Goeckel